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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> are you okay? i can hear. >> deafening explosion and fire caught on video posted to youtube. the power of the blast leveled buildings in a flat five block radius leaving behind acene destruction and devastation. the a.t.f. has been activated to lead the inveigion into the explosion. a vast area is being treat at crime scene right now. the latest casualty count teen five and 15 people dead. abc7 news reporter is there with the latest. >> an entire portion of west, texas, is gone after two explosions in 24 minutes of each other. emergency crews continue to go door-to-door search. >> at dinner time a massive explosion shattered the town through a town of 2,hull. the fertilizer plant ignited like a fireball with a mushroom cloud smoke rising. this afternoon, rain is easing concerns that the deadly chemical is being spread bit winds. >> the weather did help us in some aspects with the chemical part of the fire. obviously that is keeping the chemicals out of the environment. >> officials do not know how many people
the celebrations indoors but a lot of relief in watertown tonight. live in watertown, ama dates, abc7 news. >> relief indeed. >>> 19-year-old suspect dzhokhar-tsarnaev was captured in a boat in watertown. we have a picture. in the distance you can see the boat in the back. the owner noticed blood on the boat and the tarp covering was ripped. he went outside and lifted the tarp and got a glimpse of tsarnaev and called police. authorities quickly swarmed the area and set up a helicopter with a heat sensing camera. the camera confirmed that someone was inside the boat. police then sent in a robot to pull off the tarp. they tried to talk to tsarnaev out of the boat. he was unresponsive and we know that is because of injuries he suffered in the gunbattle that killed his brother. there are flashbang grenades and and then took him into custody. >>> the shooting death of an mit officer. the event touched off the manhunt that occurred last night. 26-year-old sean collier was a young father with a six-month-old baby. police believe the tsarnaev brothers shot him in his squad car on campus. the twist
there as well. >> thank you. >> abc 7 news is on her way to boston and is live reports will begin tomorrow and will be tweeting updates at amaabc 7. >> moving on for time being the wind is keeping the chill in the air. the tree landed on a parked car. abc 7 news is here now with the wind advisory for part of this tonight. >> yes. we can see some trees getting knocked down. right now, we'll talk about that wind advisory in just a moment here. showers are isolated in nature, the current wind advisory gusts you can see it's really blowing out of the west at sfo. to 49 miles per hour. we could do have a wind advisory for north bay coastal areas. gusts 45 miles per hour until 9:00 p.m. tonight. choppy waters gale warning for the san francisco bay until 9:00 p.m. tonight. i'll be back with a wind forecast and what you can expect after the winds drop off. >> thank you. >> the parents and stepmother of a teen-aged girl are taking a stand in koumplt the teen committed suicide after images of her sexual assault were posted on social media. abc 7 news joins us in san jose where the family talked to r
in watertown, ama dates, abc7 news. >> relief indeed. >>> 19-year-old suspect dzhokhar-tsarnaev was captured in a boat in watertown. we have a picture. in the distance you can see the boat in the back. the owner noticed blood on the boat and the tarp covering was ripped. he went outside and lifted the tarp and got a glimpse of tsarnaev and called police. authorities quickly swarmed the area and set up a helicopter with a heat sensing camera. the camera confirmed that someone was inside the boat. police then sent in a robot to pull off the tarp. they tried to talk to tsarnaev out of the boat. he was unresponsive and we know that is because of injuries he suffered in the gunbattle that killed his brother. there are flashbang grenades and and then took him into custody. >>> the shooting death of an mit officer. the event touched off the manhunt that occurred last night. 26-year-old sean collier was a young father with a six-month-old baby. police believe the tsarnaev brothers shot him in his squad car on campus. the twist was they began volunteering at the boxing gym where suspect number one, t
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. a carjacking and kidnapping in the north bay, ahead, the warning from the suspect's mother just before the terrorizing crime. >> only on abc7 news jason collins gives the first interview to "good morning america" and what he says led him to reveal he is gay. >> the search for the person would killed an 8-year-old girl continues in rural calaveras county. thanks positive joining us on this tuesday. >> and we have the warm and dry and then the wind. >> this evening we will need to be concerned about the wind advisory. until then, early today toward the evening, right now it is dry on live doppler 7 hd and we will start around the bay where we will have a color will sunrise because of high clouds and the cold front, 54 degrees and mild and sunny and 70 at noon and 75 at 4:00, and 69 and then breezy at 7:00. inland neighbors we have a passing cloud and 55 the next hour. a lot of sunshine and warmer at noon and 86 in the afternoon, and dropping back to the mid-70's. at the coast we will have limited cloud cover and 5
but that is not confirmed by abc7 news. the grieving continues in boston with president obama and the first lady heading here tomorrow for a memorial in on of victims. >> thank you. the bay area boy injured in the boston bombing is involving from a new round of surgery today. the 11-year-old aaron hern was there to cheer on his mother running in the marathon. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is in martin news. >> the community is rallying behind his family. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern who is recovering at this hour in boston. this restaurant, one of three restaurants holding fundraisers for his family, i spoke with a family friend in boston who use aaron hern is making a strong recovery. >> aaron hern is making a good recovery after a traumatic 24 hours. family friend spoke to us by phone from boston. >> when he wakes up, he wants to know how the family s. >> the doctors at boston children's hospital will remove a breathing tube that prevented him from speaking. he is using an eye pad to communicate. >> he is a healthy strong boy. he is
is in jail on battery charges. heather ishimaru, abc7 news. >> thanks. >>> we have developing out of uh rine do after a man stumbled into a store with a gunshot wound. it happened after 8:00 at the safe way. the man was believed to be shot in richmond and driven to arinda to be dropped off. he is expected to survive. the safe way stayed open while emergency crews tended to the victim. >>> and new evidence in the case of a paramedic shot to death in the oakland hills. boyer was gunned down in his car last week. today abc news learned police recovered a car connected to his death. police would not elaborate, but our media partner, the oakland tribune, said a car that was related was found near the elementary school. somebody fired at boyer and striking him at least twice before his car went off the road here and crashing into this ravine. >>> in the east bay, a school and one of its teachers is under scrutiny. 5* videotape surfaced that appears to show a middle school teacher striking a squid. a kid. leslie brinkley is live with the story. leslie? >> well, that's right. this all started with a
is in jail on battery charges. heather ishimaru, abc7 news. >> thanks. >>> we have developing news out of uh rine do after a man stumbled into a store with a gunshot wound. it happened after 8:00 at the safe way. the man was believed to be shot in richmond and driven to arinda to be dropped off. he is expected to survive. the safe way stayed open while emergency crews tended to the victim. >>> and new evidence in the case of a paramedic shot to death in the oakland hills. boyer was gunned down in his car last week. today abc news learned police recovered a car connected to his death. police would not elaborate, but our media partner, the oakland tribune, said a car that was related was found near the elementary school. somebody fired at boyer and striking him at least twice before his car went off the road here and crashing into this ravine. >>> in the east bay, a school and one of its teachers is under scrutiny. 5* videotape surfaced that appears to show a middle school teacher striking a squid. a kid. leslie brinkley is live with the story. leslie? >> well, that's right. this all started w
>> abc7 news starts right now with live breaking news. >> that breaking news is happening in lafayette where a police officer shot and wound add man in a normally quiet neighborhood. >> good morning, i am eric thomas here for kristen sze. the wounded man is hospitalized and the sheriff tries to put together what led to the incident. it happened at 7:00 a.m., on woodview drive. katie marzullo joins us with the story. katie? >> this is a great neighborhood, big million dollar homes, quiet families live here but this morning at 7:00 a.m., shocking violence rang out at a home just around the corner from where we are standing at the crime scene. police say officers were called to the home just after 7:00 a.m. and two officers arrived on the scene. the shots rang out shortly after that. a man was wounded. he lives in the home. that is all we know officially at this point. neighbors heard at least two or three shots. the man is in surgery at the medical center and is expected to survive. the police chief wrapped up a news conference says this began with several 9-1-1 calls but in
: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> good morning, everybody. the peopboleston are likely waking up this morning with a sense of relief and a welcome return to their routines. >> that'right. we'll have the very latest on the investigation and update on the survivors. >> first, new details this morning about what led to the capture of dzhokhar tsarnaev. fbi negotiators tried for 20, 25 minutes to convince tsarnaev to give himself up. there was a verbal exchange between both sides. >> eventually, tsarnaev fell out of boat and was captured. he is now under guard in the hospital. with more on this investigation, we are joined by brandi hitt in boston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement officials tell abc news that the terror suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is awake being questioned by authorities about possible accomplices. with the throat injury, though he is having to write down these responses, one week after the terror attack. law enforcement sources tell abc news terror suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev is awake in a boston hospital.
.s. officials weren't told until after it was too late. we go the latest now from abc news reporter gio in boston. >> overnight abc news learning the recorded phone conversation between tamerlan tsarnaev and his mom in 2011 worried the russians so much they asked the u.s. to investigate tamerlan. u.s. officials said they learned of the wiretap within the last week. >> these take place of potentially important if there's more to them than what has been publicly released. >> it's critical new information as investigators try to piece together the life of the now dead tamerlan and his younger brother, dzhokhar. while they don't know if the officials were able to find tamerlan's laptop in a landfill we were told they found his cell phone in a nearby apartment. who is the mysterious man named misha that influenced tamerlan or may have radicalized im? his mom calls him a friend. >> a friend, like a real, the one he could share his life with. >> reports say investigators may have identified misha but it's not clear if there's any connection to the boston bombing. on the streets of boston thing
on this monday, april 29th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >>> we begin this half-hour with top lawmakers who appear convinced that the boston bombing suspects got help from overseas. >> this comes after russian authorities turned over recorded phone calls between the mother and one of her sons. abc's gio benitez reports from boston. >> reporter: the wiretap has the world asking questions. what did the russians hear in that 2011 recorded phone calls between tamerlan tsarnaev and his mom back in russia. u.s. officials learned of the calls only last week and they're now a focus for investigators. >> i do believe she comes into the united states, that she will be detained for questioning. so, i think there is a connection there. >> reporter: while the mother was added to a u.s. terror watch list in 2011, son tamerlan may have been going through changes of his own. friends reportedly say after two golden gloves titles, he had abandoned his dream of competitive boxing. after he was barred from the national championships because of his immig
and that makes them vulnerable including the youngest and most promising. nick schifrin, abc new, london. >>> there are serious concerns about a new strain of the bird flu virus. the outbreak centers on eastern china where poultry markets have been closed down. the birds inside being slaughtered. so far, 21 people have gotten sick. six people have died. the biggest concern if the virus mutates again and is able to pass from person to person we would have no natural immunity and no vaccine yet to fight it. >>> to the simmering tensions on the korean peninsula. chairman of the joint chiefs says the pentagon has beefed up missile defenses and taken steps in response to north korea's threats. general martin dempsey says he doesn't see the north acting on those threats, but at this point, he can't take any chances. with more here is abc's lama zach in seoul. >> reporter: this new video released by a pro-north korean group shows what looks like the white house under attack. the text on the screen claims hollywood made this movie showing the north destroying the enemy. it has been days since u.
of the many injured is a by from martinez watching his mother in the race. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live at his school at martinez junior high school. >> new updates? >> he is doing okay. he has gone through surgery. no word, though, when he will return home to his school. he is in boston's children's hospital. the 11-year-old was at the finish line with his dad to watch his mother finish the race. he was severely wounded by shrapnel that pierced his leg and thigh and hip. his mother was a few hundred yards away when the bomb went off. he was on the bleachers looking down and the crowd got chaotic...he found him laying down. >> friends say they immediately thought of the family when the bomb went off and say he was so excited about this trip. making the situation even more stressful, friends say that his dad was not allowed to ride in the ambulance with him so for a while his parents didn't know what hospital he was in. they have found him at bought's childrens, he had surgery and we are told that his injuries are not life threatening. reporting live from martin news for abc7 new
other arrests. live for abc7 news. >> this is the one-year anniversary for the deadly shooting rampage at oikos university in oakland land. one goh is not competent to stand trial according to a judge's ruling. oikos will hold two memorial concerts for the victims. one is in saturday on oakland, the other is in the el dorado hills april 13. >> a proposal to slow restrictions in california will be hurt for ammunition. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard joins with us what it means for gun owners. cornell? >> a lot of gun owners are speaking out about this, about a proposed law to regulate and tax ammunition. gun control advocates say it is just too easy to walk unto the gun stores like the old west gun room and buy ammunition. they say it is time to change that. buying ammunition in california is fairly easy. all you need is an i.d., proving you are own 21. berkeley assemblywoman nancy skinner a gun control advocate wants to change that. >> it is easier in california to buy bullets than alcohol, cigarettes or cold medicine. >> she is introducing a bill requiring all ammunition dealers be
guard. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live in the courtroom. kira, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate with detectives? >> that's right. they said he can't speak because he has severe throat injuries. authorities hope he will be able to talk. they have so many questions. they want to know if anyone else was involved in the alleged attack, zach har -- dzhokhar and his brother orchestrated. he was found in a boat hiding in this yard. a row bat whose brought in to remove the tarp out of fear he was wearing an explosive fight. but he was likely injured from the gunfight the night before when his brother died. this morning agents are anxiously wait to go question the man that sparked the nearly week long manhunt that ended in a spray of bullets. >> i think all the law enforcement professionals are hoping, for a host of reasons, that the suspect survives because we have a million questions. >>> a special federal interrogation team is on standby at the medical center where tsarnaev and many of his alleged victims are being treated. within the last hour we learned federal prosec
together? >> my opinion is it's the certain signature i'reports, "wall street journal," abc news cnn and on that there -- the police areking at this as a sophisticated device wnot precisely internet plans that76 magazine. if that's the case, there's a master bomber out there. if there is a master bomber is he in bag dag aastan or ishe's in the united states there's chance he could strike again. i'm waiting an fbi age thing was. >> soviewed a cabdriver. he picked up the tsarnaev brothers he department homeland security officials have interviewed him and are reportedly taking his story seriously, he picked them up the day before the in massachusetts. they had two knapsacks which he held at one point and said it was heavier than he thought and drove them close to their home in cambridge. i suspect that the and other officials, law enforcement community, are following up that clue but that might suggest that the bombs werenearby malden. what would you make of >> i thiher out there practicing with the firing devices, or they pic i heyad be carrying them to rural mass
to warren jeffs is still absolute. amy robach, abc news, new york. >> chilling stuff. >> this is a way of life for these people. so we have to be careful what we say here, but there's some really disturbing information about this. >> absolutely. jeffs apparently expelled hundreds of men from his community, giving their wives and children to others. >> not only that, but he has an entire group of men who go around and police this community, and they work at the marshal's office. the things he is asking the men to do, apparently at one point he decided nobody was allowed to have any dogs. so the men went and rounded up all the dogs in the community and then took them to a pit and shot them all. you have to wonder -- you know, how brainwashed are they? >> the colorado city where most members live historically patrolled by jeffs marshal's office, and they believe these marshals are loyal to jeffs rather than united states law. >> if they get called and there is a problem what are they going to do? go by the laws of the land or laws of warren jeffs in jail. >> right. >> still to come, celeb
coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 with a surprising response, perhaps lack of response from investigators in boston. >> we have live team coverage of how the impact of the bombings now. abc 7 news is at a fund-raiser for the 11-year-old boy injured in the bombings. ama? >> i'm just a block from the site f you take a look behind me here, you can see lots of flowers, there were false reports that a suspect had been arrested. people here were relieved to hear that but that turned out to not be true. however, there have been a lot of developments in the investigation into whoever did this. >> law enforcement soursz tell abc news they now have a clear image of the man they're working to identify they believe could be the suspect. in a major break in the investigation you coming after the process of going frame by frame through more than 2000 images taken of, and in the crowds near the finish line. boston's abc station reporting that the key video leading to this suspect was captured on surveillance cameras outside of a lord & tailor department store. more evidence surfacing. the lid to at leas
today. >> reporter: in a tearful phone call with abc news this evening, the mother of the suspected boston bombers said she and her husband planned to travel to the u.s. to see their young son captured friday night. she insists her sons were set up, and that her eldest son was investigated because he loved islam and didn't do anything bad. her comments feed the mystery over what happened to turn the two brothers into terrorists. dagestan is a poor and dangerous region in southern russia. home to islamic militant uprising. but friends and family say the parents rejected islamic fundamentalism. e wasn't too religious, this neighbor it is about the father. there was no fanaticism. but it was just a year ago on a trip here, that the older son setoff alarm bells amongst the family. abc news has learned that his uncle kicked him out of the house, upset about his increasingly extremist views. the village where the mother's family lived, we searched for clues about the brothers. few were willing to talk. but in her call with abc news, the mother said, i don't know how to live with this. kir
change issues. abc7 news. >> here is some more background information. it is the host of the first fundraiser. styre is a former hedge fund trader turned philanthropist. he is on forbes list of richest people in america and is currently worth $1.4 billion. he and his wife, katherine taylor, were among the first to sign the giving pledge in 20110 promising to give half of their wealth to charity. they had given more than $1 billion so far including a $40 million donation to stanford university. he is a democratic activist. he had spent millions trying to torpedo the oil pipeline and has been one of president barack obama's prolific fundraisers. >> now president obama has a brunch and lunch reception on his schedule in atherton on the peninsula. the brunch will cost you $32,400 and the lunch $1,000 a plate. now if you want to have your picture with president obama, that's an extra 5,000 plus 2500 for each additional person in the photo. another 20,000 will get you into a coffee clatch with the president and his host. we have live coverage of the peninsula stops on abc7 morning news a
's unheavy guard at the hospital. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live in the newsroom. kira, dzhokhar tsarnaev is not yet able to communicate with detectives? >> that's right, carolyn. if or when he's is conscious, he will not be red his rights. they did everything to capture the 19-year-old alive after his brother was killed in a shootout with police thursday night. now police say dzhokhar actually ran over his wounded big brother as he tried to escape police after the shootout. tsarnaev was captured late friday night and taken to the hospital with serious injuries. once he is conscious, and authorities hope he will be, a special team of agents will question him without telling him he has a right to remain silent or to have a lawyer for about 50 minutes. >>> we will determine what happened. we will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had. >> there is a public safety exemption in cases of national security and special charges involving acts of terrorism. the government has that opportunity. >> yesterday hundreds of people honored 26-year-old m.i.t. police offic
for the family to deal with their expenses. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard has more. >> it is amazing the love and support that martinez is showing for the 11-year-old aaron hern and the family. custody no different, mountain mike's pizza will raise money to help the family with their expenses. 11-year-old aaron hern was waiting to his mom at finish line at the boston marathon and one of the bombs went off. shrapnel from the blast tore into his thigh, he remains hospitalized at children's hospital. friends and complete strangers have been organizing fundraisers for the family. last night, rocks on main raised $4,000 offering a pasta dinner for the family at $5 a plate. the owners' grandchild go to school with aaron hern. >> i go on facebook and talk about my specials of the day and this hits so close to home. >> they are great neighbors as seen by everything that has taken place in the past few days. everyone has been overwhelmingly gracious and kind to us all. >> the grandmother seas they will be in boston for at least another week as he remains hospitalized and recovers. they are gr
9/11. authorities say we can all sleep a little bit easier tonight. thanks for watching abc news. be sure to tune in for "good morning america" in the morning. they're working while we're sleeping. and be sure to tune into abcnews.com around the clock. thanks for joining us. good night from boston. >>> the crowd erupting in cheers in boston. a city breathing a collective sigh of relief after the capture of the second of two suspects wanted in the boston marathon bombing. >> he was captured alive tonight. he is in the hospital in serious condition. this new picture shows the suspect as he was taken into custody. >> they failed because the people of boston refused to be intimidated. refused to refused to be terrorized. >> president obama speaking from the white house. >> the capture came after a five-day manhunt that virtually shutdown the boston area as police conducted door newhes. >> new video of people gathering at the finish of the boston marathon. it was a time to honor the victims and a chance to finally breathe a bit easier. >> we are exhausted, but we have a victory tonigh
. abc7 news reporter sergio gets a lesson on how to use them. >> do you have a whistle on your keychain? >> no. >> we need a whistle! >> they are helping get the word out. >> i think people come here and think it's the gay mecca and there's a cloak about it but we leave in a bigzy. >> they have seen a special surge in muggings. especially those on smartphones and not paying attention to their surroundings. the castro hasn't been immune from those attacks. >> someone stole my phone and a second person came from behind me and burned me down to the ground. >> this is the picture of the cuts and bruises he suffered from that attack last month. he's helping pass out safety kits put out by the sisters. there's a safety whistle. something that had been used to ward off gay bashings in decades pass and now they have a new use. >> you should below over and over three times in a row. [whistle] and keep going until you have scared away the danger or someone comes to assist you. >> they reach out to encourage residents of the castro and visitors to get help if they are attacked in any information.
: closing in on a possible o suspect. law enforcement sources tell abc news they have is a clear image of a man they believe could be the person who planted one or both of the bombs near the fen initial line of the boston marathon monday. abc news learned the person investigators believe could have caused the carnage and chaos was captured on a individual joe. he is shown talking on a cell phone and carrying a black back strapped across his chest and then possibly leaving the bag at the scene. tonight no, clear answers on how close the fbi is to making an arrest. >> before they make any arrests they will have the case pretty much, you know, the evidence will be there. th will not rush to judgment on this. >> reporter: it has been a day of anticipation and tension. >> code red evacuation. >> code red evacuate the building. >> the federal courthouse where any suspect would stand trial was evacuated today because of what turned out to be an unsubstantiated bomb threat. a city on edge and still grieving. a memorial grows by the hour near the site of the bombings where the fbi is still hard
which shot killed him. >>> abc news anchor has the story from boston. >> you can feel the energy in boston as the city comes alive, one day after law enforcement captured the second marathon bombing suspect. they all united to get this one idiot, or whatever, to cause this much problem between all the people on a special day that all countries united. so eats good, i'm glad they got this guy. >> at fenway park the red socks and shoes game began with a moment to honor the victims of the bombing. >> won't you observe us as we observe a moment of silence. >> the first home game was a special one. >> they had a big ceremony beforehand, had all of the volunteers of the boston matheny there, firefighters, mayer, all that stuff. >> and then there was this. ♪ sweet care oh line] >> neil diamond came and sang sweet care oh line in the eighth inning. it was a huge surprise. it was a blast. >> after a week of terror, this is exactly what boston needed. warren grew newspaper sacramento. her family in the bay area was worried about her. >> i got a text message monday smirk i wasn't there an
happened here. abc 7 news., >> that prompted an increased security presence in basically every public place. kendis gibson is live on the mall with what's being done in the name of safety. >> we should point out d.c. aficials have not received single credible threat to our area. all the law-enforcement agencies in the area are on heightened alert. the matter what you did today are where you went, it was hard to escape the heightened security in the area. the patriot's day parade taking on a more serious note. armed officers from several agencies lining the parade route. , they are just all over the place. >> i feel safe. >> they think the tragedy may have suppressed the number of this year's parade for disciplines. >> there were police everywhere. >> a similar story on the metro. the metro area. >> extra officers patrolling the platforms and trains. something, please say something. >> the announcement reminding people to be vigilant. >> looking around reminding people received any bags laying around. >> they are girding outside every government building while extra security screenings are c
will see very soon. diane? >> all right, bob woodruff reporting in tonight, and abc news will be keeping its eye on north korea throughout this night. >>> but we have a developing story to tell you about right here at home, outside of atlanta. a team of firefighters did the brave thing they do, responding to a 911 call. when they arrived, they were taken hostage by a gunman. s.w.a.t. team storming the scene and abc's ron claiborne tells us what happened next. >> reporter: the dramatic stand-off began just before 5:00. when five firefighters responded to a call from a man saying he was having a heart attack. from inside the house, up with of the firefighters called his dispatch. >> we have an armed person and he is armed and we are in the room with him. >> reporter: authorities said the gunman released one of the firefighters to allow him to remove his vehicle. police attempted to contact the suspect to negotiate with him. what he wanted for his utilities to be turned back on. then around 7:30, loud noises heard, police storming the house. the firefighters inside suffered superficial woun
. reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> and we hope the children are going to be fine. thank you, kira. >>> passengers on board an amtrak train that derailed in fremont last night have reached their destination in vancouver, canada this morning. the lead locomotive jumped the tracts around 9:00 around mowry avenue. the train was able to continue on at 12:30 this morning. 164 passengers on board were stuck on the stalled train for three and a half hours. >> according to the conductor, the train was going about 15 miles an hour and he, it was in his estimation that it was a track-related issue that caused the train to actually derail. >> they will continue to make track repairs and mowry avenue has since reopened. >>> a candlelight vigil have take place fry for a student who committed suicide after being sexual by assaulted. she was attacked during a night of drinking in september. pictures of the assault were posted on line. the sheriff's deputies arrested three sixteen-year-old boys on sexual assault charges. two ascend saratoga high. they face a series of felony and m
besser, abc news, hong kong. >> this version of the bird flu is different from the one in previous years because it is not making the bird all that sick. so it is very hard to track. >> right. >> and i heard there are 11 new cases sunday alone. so this is, this is spreading very, very quickly. china by the way is the world's second largest poultry producer behind the u.s. this bird flu is taking a toll on their economy. >> death toll stand at 13. >> scary stuff for sure. moving on now. in texas there is a possible break in the case of who murdered a district attorney along with his wife. prosecutor mike mclelland and his wife cynthia were killed in late march. police arrest aid former justice of the peace, 46-year-old eric lyle williams, he is held on unrelated charges. authorities did search his home friday. will yamz was prosecuted by mclelland last year for stealing three computer monitors. williams was convicted and put on probation. >>> a notorious french gangster on the loose after he pulled off an escape from a high security prison. as abc's lama hasan reports. he clearly had a li
to abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> the breaking news is abc7 news continuing to cover the news on the boston bombings. as you heard on the special report all of boston now is on lockdown. we talking about millions of people being urged to stay indoors as authorities go door to door. >> the public transit system is shut down. there are areas where cars are not supposed to to be on the street. the news continues to widen in that area as they search for a suspect. we are being told the two men are brothers. possibly from chechnya. that means not only do we have law enforcement on one side trying to track the men down but we have intelligence agencies on the other side overseas trying to gather any bit of information about who they are, where they have been, and training. so far, police say the boston marathon bombing suspect seen in video and pictures with a white hat is the man pictured in a 7/1 robbst came bridge, massachusetts. he is wearing a great hoodie. a massachusetts institute of technology officer, police officer, was then killed on the m.i.t. campus in cambridg
tonight, we are told at abc news, that the surviving suspect has begun to communicate. abc's dan harris with that outside the hospital. dan? >> reporter: good evening. today in his room in the hospital behind me, dzhokhar tsarnaev had his first court appearance, surrounded by a magistrate, court-appointed defenders, and prosecutors. this young man, who was once a well-loved member of his high school wrestling team, now facing a charge that could carry the death penalty. tonight law enforcement sources tell abc news that the young man seen on this surveillance tape, calmly walking through the crowd with a bomb in his bag, is now being cooperative with investigators. he has trouble speaking because of gunshot wounds to his neck, but he's communicating through writing, nodding his head, and making short vocalizations. based on what he's told them, investigators are convinced there are no more ongoing plots. and tonight abc news has learned dzhokhar tsarnaev told investigators, they learned to build a bomb on the internet. today dzhokhar tsarnaev was officially charged with using, and consp
. live in boston, marcy gonzales, abc news. now back to you. >> thank you, marcy. an odd twist in thursday's shooting death of an m.i.t. officer, the event that set off the manhunt. the 16-year-old sean collier as an officer with a baby. recently began volunteering at the boxes gym with suspect number one, tamerlan tsarnaev, trained several years ago. the owner of the gym said it's unlikely the two ever crossed paths. one of those injured in the attack is an 11-year-old martinez boy and there is promising news about him this morning. yesterday aaron hern ate his first solid meal since being injured. he was struck in his leg and arm by shrapnel near the finish line as he waited for his mother to cost. we have a story about several community fundraisers this weekend for aaron and his family. you can find it on our website at "see it on tv." >> there was relief the second suspect was captured alive. they also described a quiet and eerie city they left behind. we have their stories from sfo. >> passengers arriving at sfo had just come from a boston they had never seen before. >> ee
>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >> the federal budget cuts and sequestration hitting the streets of d.c. now. >> this missoni is the latest institution to feel the pinch from the sweeping cuts. -- the smithsonian is the latest. brianne carter reports. >> sequestration is creating change and some of the most popular tourist attractions along the national mall. >> that would be frustrating. >> the smithsonian starting tomorrow will close galleries at the three museums. it will close the comments area -- the commons. and the african mosaic exhibits will be partially closed. close some of the galleries on the third floor. the much everything around. budget part of mandatory cuts. smithsonian officials already cut back on employee travel and training and deferred unnecessary maintenance. now the cuts have forced a reduction in the security contract. >> this affects everybody. >> while it's inconvenient, it will not impact this mantra much. -- this man's trip. >> [indiscernible]. >> these exhibits will remain closed until september 30. brianne cart
and made as it turns out by a company. abc 7 news is live with that part of the investigation tonight. sergio? >> well, if you have brought a remote control car toy or truck, the battery inside is likely manufactured by tenergy corporation, employees say their hearts dropped when realize that had one of the batteries made mai have been used in the boston bombings. when employees saw the pictures on news web sites this morning they quickly decided to call investigators. >> offer assistance that we can provide. any information that might be helpful so. we contacted both the boston police department and fbi. >> these photos of at that timered pieces of the components expected of being used this week. the battery in the picture is manufactured by tenergy usually sold in packages of so 10 coming inside remote control toys. >> there is nothing unique to this form factor these batteries designed to fit into compact toys and aren't sold in supermarkets they're purchased online or through special shop autos this is not a sell that is particularly well known sort of outside of the circles would
american wars are excused with the bible. >> reporter: the mother of the two brothers told abc news from russia that tamerlan was always the leader of her two boys and that after the bombing, he called her to say, everything is okay. thanks to allah. authorities say the initial assessment now is this is not something ordered from chechnya or al qaeda, more the twisted thinking of a radicalized young man whose only real help was his younger brother. brian ross, abc news, boston. >> there's also word from the mosque that the older brother went to the boston area where he had outbursts at least two times during sermons, which considered unthinkable that you would pipe out during a sermon, disrespectful. twice he had incidents at his own mosque. >> that's right. i think we are going to circle back to his six-month trip to russia, because apparently even russian intelligence told the fbi, we're a little concerned about this guy. the fbi questioned him, questioned neighbors, determined he was no threat and no follow-up needed. they essentially dropped the ball. they diplomat even know he had g
>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> the breaking news is the san jose police arrest two juvenile following this destructive accident after a car rammed into a san jose home, injures a hour and her daughter the result of teens engaging in illegal and potentially deadly street racing. good morning, police just wrapped up a news conference saying that juveniles remain arrested for reckless driving and high speed. neighbors say this is just the latest incident. this crash happened on lee avenue around the corner from lee high school. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is at the scene in west san jose. amy? >> news comes as a relief to people who live here. they want something done. a woman told us she has seen the drivers before speeding and driving out of space control. neighbors are devastating this happened, of course. there are some flowers a woman just left for the family for when they are able to return to the home. devastated here, yes, but they say they are not surprised. >> people living on or near lee avenue in san jose say it was a matter of "when" a ter
7 news and stay with abc7 news for the latest developments on the bombings. our news reporter and anchor will join us live from boston with a slide show with the most touching images and moments of courage on the web site abc7news.com. >> happening now san francisco authorities are on the look out for one escapee from a juvenile facility. officials say there was a break out at 10:00 at the youth guidance center. officers searched throughout the night. they have not released any information on the escape or the inmate now loose. >> all lanes are clear now on highway 101 through marin county after a man walking on a highway was hit and killed. the elderly man was struck by two cars in san rafael near the north san pedro road junction at 8:30 and c.h.p. says he was walking on the freeway and stepped out in front of a car for some reason. a second car also hit the man but took off. a driver of the first scene arrived until the paramedics arrived and no word on their identity. >> five teens are weighing up in jail for gunning down an off-duty paramedic in the oakland hills. the arr
living their lives. live in boston abc 7 news. >> ama, thank you. >> an 11-year-old boy from martinez is a young bombing victim, injured as he watched his mother finish the race. laura martinez is live where a fund-raiser will be held. >> motional conversation with his grandmother. i heard time and again today martinez this is a small community and it rallies around those who have been hurt that. is the case here tonight this, restaurant rocks on main street is having a pasta feed for the hern family. we've talked with her grandmother who is shaken by all her family is going through in boston it was a long hall they took aaron way in the ambulance before the family could go with him. >> catherine is the grandmother of 11-year-old aaron hern who was hit by shrapnel waiting for his mother to cross the finish line monday afternoon. >> you know, his hair was sinked he was that close. his, you know, his ear was red. and his eye was swollen. they did a clean up to where the shrapnel hit him he had other abrasions. >> she told us she and her daughter helped find the hospital because her skpa
and distributing emergency whistles. abc7 news reporter sergio gets a lesson on how to use them. >> do you have a whistle on your key chain? >> no. >> we need a whistle! >> they are helping get the word out. >> i think people come here and think it's the gay mecca and there's a cloak of safety about it but we leave in a big city. >> they have seen a special surge in muggings, especially those on smartphones and not paying attention to their surroundings. the castro hasn't been immune from those attacks. >> someone stole my phone and a second person came from behind me and burned me down to the ground. >> this is the picture of the cuts and bruises he suffered from that attack last month. he's helping pass out safety kits put together by the sisters. there's a safety whistle. something that had been used to ward off gay bashings in decades past and now they have a new use. >> you should below over and over three times in a row. [whistle] and keep going until you have scared away the danger or someone comes to assist you. >> they reach out to encourage residents of the castro and visitors to get
>> abc7 news starts right now with breaking news. >> the breaking news is fm boston. an arrest has been made in the box marathon bombings tha killed three people and injured more than 170. >> the arrest was announced moments ago. the f.b.i. is planning a news conference at 2:00 our time this afternoon. investigators found the lid of a pressure cooker, a possible critical part of evidence in the boston marathon attack. law enforcement officials released these pictures, the new pictures of potential bomb parts including wiring and a circuit board. they believe the lid of the pressure cooker was flying to a nearby building. our reporter is live in boston with the latest. >> hello from boston. a massachusetts official tells abc7 news that authorities believe they have identified a suspect in the bombings. it is reported that is suspect has been arrested but that is not confirmed by abc7 news. it is also reported that surveillance video helped lead authorities to the suspect. >> investigators believe these are the remains of the crude explosive device used in the bombing, a pressure coo
. live in martinez, john alston, abc7 news. >> thank you. >>> ama dates is in boston tonight covering the bombing firsthand for us there. today she spoke with aaron's father about the attack and how his young son is doing. >> aaron hern is is an athletic and energetic 11-year-old. tonight he is sedated in children's hospital boston. he was with his dad, alan and little sister abbie waiting for mom katherine to cross the finish line when the first and then second blast went off. it was instant chaos. >> i saw my daughter and grabbed her and we ran a little up the street. >> he soon realized that aaron wasn't with them. >> i found him on the sidewalk on his back with some other people who were injured. he was conscious and he talked to me and said my leg really hurts, daddy. he was being pretty brave. >> someone used a belt to make a turnikut for aaron's leg. once at the hospital the family heard from the doctors. >> he is doing well considering. it was a major wound, but it was going to be all right. he had no injuries to anything vital. the bone wasn't broken and no arteries were cut.
on the front line of the immigration battle is raising his hand too. jim avila, abc news, arizona. >>> so part of this bill that senate is working on, talking about expanding surveillance of the u.s. border with mexico. they're also talking about letting tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and also eventually granting citizenship to the millions who are now living in the u.s. illegally. >> current estimate, 11 million immigrants living here illega y illegally. >> we'll see. >> next, the lawyer to some of the biggest stars. >> from the famous to the infamous we'll look inside the mind of a legal defender. you are watching "world news now." >> >> you don't think something you are watching on tv is going to affect your life. my husband, it was his birthday. he and my son went and played golf. all of a sudden he was having a massive heart attack. my son airing remembered seeing on "world news with diane sawyer" a new technique for cpr. we were so lucky to have watched diane and dr. besser that night. i know it does seem crazy, but watching "world news with diane sawyer" saved my
hills. boyer was gunned down in his car last week. today abc news learned police recovered a car connected to his death. police would not elaborate, but our media partner, the oakland tribune, said a car that was related was found near the elementary school. somebody fired at boyer and striking him at least twice before his car went off the road here and crashing into this ravine. >>> in the east bay, a school and one of its teachers is under scrutiny. 5* videotape surfaced that appears to show a middle school teacher striking a squid. a kid. leslie brinkley is live with the story. leslie? >> well, that's right. this all started with a student who took a video on his cell phone in class. a staff member at the school told me off camera that what you are about to see is the teacher holding a foil roll of wrapping paper. >> she actually hit him. i thought she would hit the chair, but she actually hit him on the shoulder. >> parents outside oak grove middle school in concord watched the video that was posted on-line of a teacher allegedly hitting a student in class before spring brea
commitment to climate change issues. abc7 news. >> here is some more background information. it is the host of the first fundraiser. styre is a former hedge fund trader turned philanthropist. he is on forbes list of richest people in america and is currently worth $1.4 billion. he and his wife, katherine taylor, were among the first to sign the giving pledge in 20110 promising to give half of their wealth to charity. they had given more than $1 billion so far including a $40 million donation to stanford university. he is a democratic activist. he had spent millions trying to torpedo the oil pipeline and has been one of president barack obama's prolific fundraisers. >> now president obama has a brunch and lunch reception on his schedule in atherton on the peninsula. the brunch will cost you $32,400 and the lunch $1,000 a plate. now if you want to have your picture with president obama, that's an extra 5,000 plus 2500 for each additional person in the photo. another 20,000 will get you into a coffee clatch with the president and his host. we have live coverage of the peninsula stops on abc7 m
this is not enough to stop them from taking part in next year's boston marathon. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the boston becamings with the latest on our website at abc7news.com and you can get ininstant updates an the clock by following us on twitter. >> breaking news from oak, police are in a stand off with the shooting suspect who has barricaded himself in a phone in east oakland at a housing project on 6565th avenue and has been in a stand off since 10:30 last night after a shooting. the victim in the previous shooting was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. >> new this morning, a battle on the peninsula over an elementary school. the ground breaking is set but opponents are stepping up efforts to stop construction. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard is live at the site in burlingame. >> it is the first new school to open in burlingame in more than 50 years but a lot of neighbors who live around the school are summit drive are not happy about today's ground breaking saying this area is not safe for kids. the school was built in the 1930's and became a bud
. quite a story. >> absolutely, thank you. have a good day. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage on the boston bombings. we have the latest on our website at abc7news.com and you can get instant updates around the clock by following us on twitter@abcnewsbayarea. >> sigh before attack hit the largest media organizations, sending the storm plunging at the associated press. they said president obama was injured. the account was suspended and the dow plunged after the tweet by 130 points before quickly rebounding on word that it was a hacking. >> a man arrested in canada on suspicion of planning to attack a passenger train traveling from the united states to canada, made the first court appearance. the 35-year-old did not enter a plea during the brief appearance in toronto, and the other suspect will appear before a judge if montreal tomorrow. law enforcement officials say the suspects intended to plant bombs to destroy the tracks, derailing the canadian trains which partners with amtrak to provide service between canada and new york. it is the first plot tied to al qaeda to target c
these known terrorists inspire that older brother? >>> speaking out. the abc news exclusive interview with the nba player who stirred the nation by going public, saying he's gay. >>> caffeine craze. everything from chewing gum to popcorn, packed with caffeine. how much is safe for children? >>> and amanda knox, the american college student, accused of murder, speaking out. the devastating lie she says she was told in prison, and what she said made her suffer. >> i was tired of them having to sacrifice everything for me. everything. >>> good evening. we begin with something new in the case of the boston bombings. abc news has learned investigators believe they have located a possible seed bed of extremism. a mosque overseas, and two men, radical militants, who may have inspired the older brother to pull off that attack. abc's chief investigative correspondent, brian ross, has the latest details and the new clues. >> reporter: u.s. authorities now believe a turning point for tamerlan tsarnaev came last year in the russian republic of dagestan, at this mosque known to be a gathering spot
>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> president obama prepared to board the helicopter this morning with a san francisco chill leaving for the first of two fundraisers on the peninsula with no traffic jam in the rain for him. it is good to be the commander in chief. morning, i am eric thomas here for kristen does. >> president obama is reaching out for high rollers to help the democratic party win back the house of representatives and keep the senate majority. he left by limo from the hotel and headed for the quick flight to atherton. abc7 news reporter cornell bernard joins us live now. >> it is the only way to travel. president obama beat the morning rush today by helicoptering in to atherton and taking a motorcade to the first of two fundraisers here in this city. in fact, president obama's motorcade sped through atherton on the alameda 35 minutes ago, a convoy of at least 20 cars and police vehicles. many residents came out of the their homes to see the rare and exciting sight of the protesters were also here. they opposed the proposed keystone pipeli
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